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4 hours ago, txfilmfan said:

A movie producer would reject the script for being too outrageous...

 

 

Why does that look like the result of eating junk food?

Prisons use to serve organic food like in "Brubaker", rich in protein.

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13 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 Darge did you get a chance to see the trump supporters harass and heckle Lindsay Graham at the airport?

They called the trump sycophant a traitor.

Made the front page of the local daily paper.  Graham's local daily paper.

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14 hours ago, noah80 said:

Who Dies for Donald Trump?
By Miranda Green

Ashli Babbitt did not hide her far-right political views. Outside her San Diego bungalow, located blocks from the beach, she flew both an American flag and a QAnon flag emblazoned with a giant Q and the acronym WWG1WGA, for “Where we go one, we go all.” She plastered her SUV with pro-Trump bumper stickers and a Blue Lives Matter flag. On the door of the local pool-servicing company that she ran with her husband, uncle, and brother, a poster declared it to be a “mask free autonomous zone, better known as America” and added, “If you need to wear a mask outside, I’m not sure we can help you.”

Even so, people close to Babbitt said they had no idea how devoted she was to Donald Trump and his movement until they saw her with a mob inside the U.S. Capitol. Wearing a Trump flag over her shoulders, Babbitt made it as far as a cloakroom just off the House floor when she climbed through a window and was shot by a Capitol police officer on the other side. Babbitt, 35, later died of her injuries. Now her family members are trying to reconcile their own image of the feisty but private woman they knew with the one who stormed Congress as part of a violent mob that called for the killing of lawmakers.

“I actually saw it first on video when I was on the phone with multiple hospitals trying to find her,” said Kayla Joyce, 29, who said she is the mutual live-in girlfriend of Babbitt and her husband, Aaron. “We found out through the news. Through live television.”

“I thought she was just going to a rally. And I think that was all it was, until it wasn’t,” said Joyce, who has known the couple for about a year. “It was extremely unlike her to put herself in that position.” Aaron Babbitt did not respond to requests for comment.

Babbitt was one of thousands who flocked to Washington, D.C., to support Trump in his ongoing effort to dispute the results of the 2020 election he lost. Speaking on the morning of January 6, Trump called on his supporters to protest what he falsely claimed was a theft of the election by Congress, pushing them to “fight like hell,” then head to the Capitol.

“I blame Trump. How could you not? I mean he is their figure, their president,” Joyce said. “Why else would they do that unless their leader tells them to do that?”

Joyce pleaded that the image of Babbitt being presented online and in the press wasn’t the real her: “She wasn’t a terrorist. She wouldn’t have put herself in harm’s way for any bad reason. If I could get into her head and pick her brain, I would.” Joyce added that Babbitt’s death shouldn’t be celebrated by anyone. “It shouldn’t be construed that because she had an opinion that she deserved it. It’s just gross what they are saying.”

Joyce has spent recent days speaking to the FBI, making her and Aaron’s social-media accounts private, and dodging an endless barrage of reporters at their door. They await the return of her ashes and are planning a small memorial. There will be no headstone. “I don’t want this attention. We don’t want this. She wouldn’t have wanted this,” said Joyce. “We were very local, private people. We barely even leave our community.”

Tiny in stature, Babbitt wasn’t shy about voicing her strong opinions, according to friends and neighbors. The Air Force veteran would hold court at barbecues for hours about the state of the country, but she often segued into conspiracy-theory-tinged rants that people couldn’t comprehend. “You just had a hard time even following what she was saying,” said one neighbor, who requested anonymity because of a fear of online backlash.

Joyce said she didn’t follow Babbitt on Twitter, where Babbitt’s devotion to Trump and conspiracy theories went beyond backyard political debates; she tweeted far-right talking points and openly backed QAnon conspiracies, including the belief that high-ranking government officials were running an elaborate pedophilia ring. Her photos show that she attended a pro-Trump boat rally, called President-elect Joe Biden a “kid raper,” and believed COVID-19 is a hoax. The day before she stormed the Capitol, she tweeted that it would be a day to remember, as QAnon prophecy foretold. “Nothing will stop us,” she tweeted on January 5. “They can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light!”

“To be perfectly frank with you, I knew my granddaughter was into politics, but I didn’t know how deep,” said Anthony Mazziott, Babbitt’s grandfather, who lives a 20-minute drive away from her house. “She kept me totally ignorant. So I’m a little bit surprised, to be honest with you. She was the perfect granddaughter; she took care of her grandfather when she could.”

Her neighbors are similarly having to reconcile their memory of Babbitt with the person they’ve seen on TV. “It is upsetting to grasp that she, my neighbor, is seen as a national terrorist. It’s gut-wrenching to think the passion she encapsulated for Trump would end up being her death,” one said. “I knew she was passionate, but I thought most people don’t act on their passion,” said another neighbor who requested anonymity. “That’s next level, to be the first person going through that window.”

Mazziott said he learned his granddaughter was going to Washington only two days before she left, and Joyce said she and Aaron told Babbitt they did not want her to go because they didn’t like the idea of her traveling alone. Finally, the three all agreed they would be comfortable if Babbitt promised to stay in constant contact with their “pod” and check in every 30 minutes.

“We were trying to get in touch with her once this **** was all over the media. We were trying to call and trying to call, and nothing. Her location services were off. We just couldn’t find her, and finally we saw the live video of her,” said Joyce.

Joyce said that she and Aaron must now also face how to salvage the family pool company, which has already lost customers. It has become increasingly hard not to place blame on the deceased. “We’re upset with her,” Joyce said. “We truly just never thought this would happen.” Yet they tell their friends, especially those who were with Babbitt in her final hours in Washington, not to pass any judgment.

“We tell them, just try to remember that when you get angry with her, focus on who she was,” Joyce said. “She was extremely happy that day. And that’s all I think about.”

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/who-dies-for-trump-the-case-of-capitol-riots-ashli-babbitt.html

 

"Kayla Joyce, 29, who said she is the mutual live-in girlfriend of Babbitt and her husband, Aaron."  Mutual live-in girlfriend is a new one to me.   Interesting article though.

12 hours ago, Dargo said:

Gee, I wonder if we can now look forward to their little televsion channel broadcasting  a dramatization of this???

(...HEY, it sure as hell would beat their usual "Boy meet Girl, Boy loses Girl, Boy gets Girl back" kind'a crap anyway, wouldn't ya SAY?!) 

LOL

 

Hallmark definitively has some of the worst movies made.  The actors all look the same, act the same, say the same dialogue, etc.  The settings are way too similar.

Several years ago, David Baldacci wrote a nice little book, The Christmas Train, which was sort of a rom-com with a little mystery situation.  I thought it would make a good movie.  Unfortunately Hallmark made the movie or someone made it for them.  Has good actors, but is a terrible movie.  As much as I like passenger trains and Baldacci, I barely made it through one time and can never get more than 15 minutes into it now.

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18 hours ago, Dargo said:

Yeah, good point here, Tom.

BUT, if I had MY way, the gentlemanly Mr. Romney would have turned to that bunch of idiots and said the following:

"Hey Morons! Why don't ya go find the g/d PROOF of this so-called "fake stolen election"?! Ya know why ya CAN'T? 'Cause they AIN'T no g/d proof, THAT'S why, you bunch of freakin' gullible MORONS!"

(...but then again, I've never been known as a "gentleman", ya know...see, it's kind'a like how Gable knows that HE'S no "gentleman" in that Civil War flick, either)

LOL

You'd have preferred it even more, I'm sure, Dargo, if Mitt had sprung from his chair before that crowd and started bouncing on his toes and then dancing to the left and then right. The crowd of shriekers are momentarily  silenced. Mitt throws a left jab, quickly followed by another.

"I'm a dancing master," Mitt proclaims as he circles around the gang of cell phone cretins, many of them recording the moment for posterity. Mitt is bobbing and weaving. "I shook up the world," he proclaims. "I'm faster than lightnin' and as pretty as a girl."

One loud mouth then moves in on him calling him a traitor. Mitt connects with a right cross followed by an upper cut directly on the moron's chin as the MAGA hat wearer staggers backward, a number of his Nazi medals bouncing off the floor. The crowd is silenced, watching in awe, as Romney, a dancing master, points to his feet, does a quick Mitt Shuffle, then exits to the right of the crowd, his hands held in triumph over his head.

The crowd of Trump flag wavers is quiet for a minute but then spots Lindsey Graham and moves in on him.

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1 hour ago, TomJH said:

You'd have preferred it even more, I'm sure, Dargo, if Mitt had sprung from his chair before that crowd and started bouncing on his toes and then dancing to the left and then right. The crowd of shriekers are momentarily  silenced. Mitt throws a left jab, quickly followed by another.

"I'm a dancing master," Mitt proclaims as he circles around the gang of cell phone cretins, many of them recording the moment for posterity. Mitt is bobbing and weaving. "I shook up the world," he proclaims. "I'm faster than lightnin' and as pretty as a girl."

One loud mouth then moves in on him calling him a traitor. Mitt connects with a right cross followed by an upper cut directly on the moron's chin as the MAGA hat wearer staggers backward, a number of his Nazi medals bouncing off the floor. The crowd is silenced, watching in awe, as Romney, a dancing master, points to his feet, does a quick Mitt Shuffle, then exits to the right of the crowd, his hands held in triumph over his head.

The crowd of Trump flag wavers is quiet for a minute but then spots Lindsey Graham and moves in one him.

Ah, so in other words and boiled down to its essence here Tom:

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a BEE. Mitt silences them all, with the fists of RomNEY!"

I like it! I LIKE IT!!! 

(...alternate summation: "Down goes Fat Boy's fans! Down goes Fat Boy's fans!")

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8 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Ah, so in other words and boiled down to its essence here Tom:

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a BEE. Mitt silences them all, with the fists of RomNEY!"

I like it! I LIKE IT!!! 

(...alternate summation: "Down goes Fat Boy's fans! Down goes Fat Boy's fans!")

Between you and Ali, there's a lot of great poetry there, Dargo.

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9 minutes ago, TomJH said:

Between you and Ali, there's a lot of great poetry there, Dargo.

LOL

Well, I do have to admit that it was almost entirely inspired by Mr. Ali.

(...and with of course the latter offering by Mr. Cosell)  ;)

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7 minutes ago, Dargo said:

LOL

Well, I do have to admit that it was almost entirely inspired by Mr. Ali.

(...and with of course the latter offering by Mr. Cosell)  ;)

I'm sure they would approve.

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18 hours ago, Dargo said:

 

And which was exactly what I told a rightwing "This is a christian country" spouting neighbor of mine just before the 2012 election. I also added that despite my view of him as being an honorable man, I could never vote for a Republican as President anymore as almost all in that party and in fact even their party platform denies the concept of the separation of Church and State, and which is sometime I FIRMLY believe is one of the foundations of this republic of ours.

 

 

I'm wondering why that neighbor of yours would give that worn out "Christian country" chant before the 2012 election, except maybe he was one of those right-wingnuts who actually believed Barack Obama was Muslim because of his " Hussein"  middle name.  :rolleyes:   Just like a lot of other right-wingnuts believe that democrats who often promote and endorse many social programs makes them "socialists".  :blink:    Using their twisted logic, we could argue TRUMP is a "socialist" due to his heavy use of social media.  :wacko:

As this is a part of a "classic movie" message board, I began to think Trump saw himself as a later day  BENITO JUAREZ as personified by PAUL MUNI.  ;) 

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18 hours ago, noah80 said:

Who Dies for Donald Trump?
By Miranda Green

Ashli Babbitt did not hide her far-right political views. Outside her San Diego bungalow, located blocks from the beach, she flew both an American flag and a QAnon flag emblazoned with a giant Q and the acronym WWG1WGA, for “Where we go one, we go all.” She plastered her SUV with pro-Trump bumper stickers and a Blue Lives Matter flag. On the door of the local pool-servicing company that she ran with her husband, uncle, and brother, a poster declared it to be a “mask free autonomous zone, better known as America” and added, “If you need to wear a mask outside, I’m not sure we can help you.”

Even so, people close to Babbitt said they had no idea how devoted she was to Donald Trump and his movement until they saw her with a mob inside the U.S. Capitol. Wearing a Trump flag over her shoulders, Babbitt made it as far as a cloakroom just off the House floor when she climbed through a window and was shot by a Capitol police officer on the other side. Babbitt, 35, later died of her injuries. Now her family members are trying to reconcile their own image of the feisty but private woman they knew with the one who stormed Congress as part of a violent mob that called for the killing of lawmakers.

“I actually saw it first on video when I was on the phone with multiple hospitals trying to find her,” said Kayla Joyce, 29, who said she is the mutual live-in girlfriend of Babbitt and her husband, Aaron. “We found out through the news. Through live television.”

“I thought she was just going to a rally. And I think that was all it was, until it wasn’t,” said Joyce, who has known the couple for about a year. “It was extremely unlike her to put herself in that position.” Aaron Babbitt did not respond to requests for comment.

Babbitt was one of thousands who flocked to Washington, D.C., to support Trump in his ongoing effort to dispute the results of the 2020 election he lost. Speaking on the morning of January 6, Trump called on his supporters to protest what he falsely claimed was a theft of the election by Congress, pushing them to “fight like hell,” then head to the Capitol.

“I blame Trump. How could you not? I mean he is their figure, their president,” Joyce said. “Why else would they do that unless their leader tells them to do that?”

Joyce pleaded that the image of Babbitt being presented online and in the press wasn’t the real her: “She wasn’t a terrorist. She wouldn’t have put herself in harm’s way for any bad reason. If I could get into her head and pick her brain, I would.” Joyce added that Babbitt’s death shouldn’t be celebrated by anyone. “It shouldn’t be construed that because she had an opinion that she deserved it. It’s just gross what they are saying.”

Joyce has spent recent days speaking to the FBI, making her and Aaron’s social-media accounts private, and dodging an endless barrage of reporters at their door. They await the return of her ashes and are planning a small memorial. There will be no headstone. “I don’t want this attention. We don’t want this. She wouldn’t have wanted this,” said Joyce. “We were very local, private people. We barely even leave our community.”

Tiny in stature, Babbitt wasn’t shy about voicing her strong opinions, according to friends and neighbors. The Air Force veteran would hold court at barbecues for hours about the state of the country, but she often segued into conspiracy-theory-tinged rants that people couldn’t comprehend. “You just had a hard time even following what she was saying,” said one neighbor, who requested anonymity because of a fear of online backlash.

Joyce said she didn’t follow Babbitt on Twitter, where Babbitt’s devotion to Trump and conspiracy theories went beyond backyard political debates; she tweeted far-right talking points and openly backed QAnon conspiracies, including the belief that high-ranking government officials were running an elaborate pedophilia ring. Her photos show that she attended a pro-Trump boat rally, called President-elect Joe Biden a “kid raper,” and believed COVID-19 is a hoax. The day before she stormed the Capitol, she tweeted that it would be a day to remember, as QAnon prophecy foretold. “Nothing will stop us,” she tweeted on January 5. “They can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light!”

“To be perfectly frank with you, I knew my granddaughter was into politics, but I didn’t know how deep,” said Anthony Mazziott, Babbitt’s grandfather, who lives a 20-minute drive away from her house. “She kept me totally ignorant. So I’m a little bit surprised, to be honest with you. She was the perfect granddaughter; she took care of her grandfather when she could.”

Her neighbors are similarly having to reconcile their memory of Babbitt with the person they’ve seen on TV. “It is upsetting to grasp that she, my neighbor, is seen as a national terrorist. It’s gut-wrenching to think the passion she encapsulated for Trump would end up being her death,” one said. “I knew she was passionate, but I thought most people don’t act on their passion,” said another neighbor who requested anonymity. “That’s next level, to be the first person going through that window.”

Mazziott said he learned his granddaughter was going to Washington only two days before she left, and Joyce said she and Aaron told Babbitt they did not want her to go because they didn’t like the idea of her traveling alone. Finally, the three all agreed they would be comfortable if Babbitt promised to stay in constant contact with their “pod” and check in every 30 minutes.

“We were trying to get in touch with her once this **** was all over the media. We were trying to call and trying to call, and nothing. Her location services were off. We just couldn’t find her, and finally we saw the live video of her,” said Joyce.

Joyce said that she and Aaron must now also face how to salvage the family pool company, which has already lost customers. It has become increasingly hard not to place blame on the deceased. “We’re upset with her,” Joyce said. “We truly just never thought this would happen.” Yet they tell their friends, especially those who were with Babbitt in her final hours in Washington, not to pass any judgment.

“We tell them, just try to remember that when you get angry with her, focus on who she was,” Joyce said. “She was extremely happy that day. And that’s all I think about.”

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/who-dies-for-trump-the-case-of-capitol-riots-ashli-babbitt.html

 

So basically here noah, just another case very similar to what you see all the damn time on the news after some freakin' idiot goes on a murderous rampage, and they'll then interview his clueless mother standing in her doorway who'll profess the following statement with tears in her eyes:

"But he was always such a good boy."

Yep, pretty much the very same damn sort'a thing here, I'd say.

And to which I THEN always yell at the damn television screen while watching this sort'a thing unfold: 

"How in the freakin' world could you NOT see this coming?! SURELY there HAD to be SIGNS that your loved one/friend was GOING OFF THE DEEP END! How freakin' clueless ARE you ANYWAY?!!!"

AND, once AGAIN in the case of Miss Babbitt here, there WERE these signs, and ALL OVER the place! 

(...yep, evidently there suuuuure are a lot of clueless people out there, alright...and NOT just those who were/are GULLIBLE enough to believe the LIES that Fat Boy Trump has spread these many years)

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OH, and btw noah, I now would like to add that JUST because someone on the internet uses a lot of uppercased words and whole lot of exclamation points in their text, does NOT mean that THEY might be "going off the deep end" too.

Nope, it just means that they're kind'a ticked off with all the clueless freakin' people out there.

(...THAT'S all!) 

LOL

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4 minutes ago, Dargo said:

OH, and btw noah, I now would like to add that JUST because someone on the internet uses a lot of uppercased words and whole lot of exclamation points in their text, does NOT mean that THEY might be "going off the deep end" too.

Nope, it just means that they're kind'a ticked off with all the clueless freakin' people out there.

(...THAT'S all!) 

LOL

OF COURSE, IT COULD ALSO MEAN THAT SOMETIMES THEIR UPPER REGISTER KEY GETS STUCK!

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50 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

I'm wondering why that neighbor of yours would give that worn out "Christian country" chant before the 2012 election, except maybe he was one of those right-wingnuts who actually believed Barack Obama was Muslim because of his " Hussein"  middle name.  :rolleyes:   Just like a lot of other right-wingnuts believe that democrats who often promote and endorse many social programs makes them "socialists".  :blink:    Using their twisted logic, we could argue TRUMP is a "socialist" due to his heavy use of social media.  :wacko:

As this is a part of a "classic movie" message board, I began to think Trump saw himself as a later day  BENITO JUAREZ as personified by PAUL MUNI.  ;) 

Sepiatone

This has NEVER been a Christian country since it's foundation. Don't know who first coin that phrase.  Religiously it is free - one can worship however, whomever one likes. Government is prohibited to set laws, dictate how people worships or not.

Think there's  confusion over Protestantism and being a Christian (walking the life of Christ) by which very few are.  Also there is a difference between a Christian and a SAINT  by which one is tested and passed. (aka test of mettel)

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Tell all that to Darg's neighbor.    As for the "saint and Christian" thing.....

I once asked my Stepfather's older sister, who WAS a "sister"( as in NUN) how she thought about praying to some of the saints in her church, like SIMON, SIMON/PETER, JOHN, LUKE  and MATTHEW,  all of whom if you follow the scripture were Jewish and didn't ever think of themselves as "Christians".   And being a good natured person, she just smiled and said,

"Every time I'm asked a question like that I wish I was given another dime."  :D 

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7 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Tell all that to Darg's neighbor.    As for the "saint and Christian" thing.....

I once asked my Stepfather's older sister, who WAS a "sister"( as in NUN) how she thought about praying to some of the saints in her church, like SIMON, SIMON/PETER, JOHN, LUKE  and MATTHEW,  all of whom if you follow the scripture were Jewish and didn't ever think of themselves as "Christians".   And being a good natured person, she just smiled and said,

"Every time I'm asked a question like that I wish I was given another dime."  :D 

Sepiatone

You mean she DIDN'T rap you on the knuckles with a RULER???!!!  

HECK, I've heard that THAT was their go-to whenever they were questioned about such things, dude!

(...man, she MUST have been a "good natured" nun, alright)

LOL

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Nah.  But it was amusing whenever she was visiting because it was the onlytime I'd see my Dad sit uncomfortably silent and work up a sweat trying hard not to say even the mildest of "cuss words" in her presence.  :D   But she was a delightful person with a quit wit and sharp sense of humor.  And yes...   She WAS the principal of a Catholic parochial school in a neighboring city.   SAINT ALFONSUS in Dearborn, MI.  Which is why I found the old Zappa tune "Saint Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" particularly amusing.  ;) 

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2 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Nah.  But it was amusing whenever she was visiting because it was the onlytime I'd see my Dad sit uncomfortably silent and work up a sweat trying hard not to say even the mildest of "cuss words" in her presence.  :D   But she was a delightful person with a quit wit and sharp sense of humor.  And yes...   She WAS the principal of a Catholic parochial school in a neighboring city.   SAINT ALFONSUS in Dearborn, MI.  Which is why I found the old Zappa tune "Saint Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" particularly amusing.  ;) 

Sepiatone

Hmmm..."Dearborn", eh?!

Lemme guess here. Almost all the kids' dads worked putting Mustangs, Falcons and Galaxys together, right?

(...oh, just a lucky guess here, that's all) ;)

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1 hour ago, NipkowDisc said:

8 more days but right now he is still the man.

Think you'll  ever take that poster of him off your bedroom wall?

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